Dear Friends and Loved Ones,
Here are two photos for you! One is a proud Jeffrey after his impala hunt! The other is a photo of us as we drove out to Namibia in April! This was the most sketchy part of the trip but the 130 came through with flying colors!
Jeffrey and Meghan have their new passports. We returned to Tchincombe on Monday and have spent the week getting life organized and recovering from the trip.
The guys were not able to bale any hay because the baler broke shortly after we left! Stirling spent Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday working on it but it’s not right yet. And of all things it rained on the cut hay yesterday!! Bummer! Rain in May – very unusual!! Stirling went to Lubango to get fuel today and was able to get the pieces to put baler running again.
In 2007 we set up with SIM to put aside funds to travel back to USA every two years. We did this for several reasons
- To stay better in touch with our supporters
- To visit our aging parents more often
- To be able to leave Tchincombe for only short periods (difficult to leave a farm for long!)
We were anticipating a short HA at the end of this year BUT have decided in conjunction with mission leaders to use the funds in our passage account and our furlough housing account to cover the ministry account deficit (transport on 130). We thank each one of you that gives and prays! We have the money to do this in our passage account because of your faithful support! So far this year we are 100% supported! Now there is only a $1,666 dollar deficit in ministry!
We are disappointed to not be able to go to the USA but feel right now it’s the best thing to do.
Sheila will be coming to Angola Sept/October to teach an intensive course at the seminary and we are planning for Donna to travel to the USA to be with Mum and Dad Foster while Sheila comes here. But we are holding all our plans loosely to see what the Lord might do or want us to do! So pray for wisdom!
Stir’s Mum is home now and doing better every day! Thanks for your prayers!!
Donna for all of us